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Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

Ernest B. Young and classmate in sealskin clothes, Brunswick, 1891

Ernest B. Young and classmate in sealskin clothes, Brunswick, 1891

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Austin Cary described his time in Labrador through a series of articles and lectures about the trip.

In a lecture to the American Geographical Society in New York City, Cary told his audience, "Those five weeks spent in the mist of nature and stimulated by the contact, filled so full of the most strenuous exertion, face to face with real facts and limitations of human life, form an experience that couldn’t be bought."

Austin Cary became a pioneer in the field of forestry, first working in the Maine woods, then going on to work for the United States Forest Service.

Cary proposed planting the white pines -- known later as the Bowdoin Pines -- on the Bowdoin College campus.


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